March 7, 2017

E085 | Malika Tirolien (Singer)

Bokanté is the new band from Grammy Award winning musician, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), fronted by Malika Tirolien. Growing up in the Caribbean, Malika made the move to Montreal at the age of 18 in pursuit of a career as a singer. While supporting Snarky Puppy, she met Michael League. Flash forward a few years, and Bokante is born. Bokanté – meaning ‘exchange’ in Creole – is eight outstanding musicians from four continents. Their debut album, Strange Circles, goes from a Zeppelin-esque blues stomp to folkloric Caribbean kaladja. Lyrically, it reflects struggles we all face, and what Bokanté wants to see in the world – connection, unity and love through exchange. And now, they’re taking that sound around the world. You can catch them in Australia at WOMADelaide on the 11th and 12th of March. Tickets available at


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